Bakeries in Southern Libya to Close as Flour Prices Spike


Bakery owners in Sebha announced the suspension of work due to the high cost of ingredients needed, especially flour.

They called on the relevant authorities to provide materials and flour at reasonable prices, as the price of a quintal of flour (100kg) in the municipality has reached approximately 250 Libyan dinars.

The owners pointed out that the amount of fuel allocated to bakeries is estimated at 3,000 liters, but arrives intermittently. This prompts them to buy diesel from the black market at a premium.

Last week, bakery owners announced they would shutdown in protest, if no solution is reached.These remarks came in a meeting held by the bakery owners, during which they urged the Libyan Attorney General, the Commander of the Sebha Military Region, the Administrative Control Authority, the Food and Drug Control Center (FDCC), and the Brega Petroleum Marketing Company to work on bridging the gap regarding the severe shortage of flour.